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Grand Rapids Press May 18, 2015
Bruce Rondon, Justin Verlander throw with no problems; Detroit Tigers to know more Tuesday

Bruce Rondon, Justin Verlander throw with no problems; Detroit Tigers to know more Tuesday

Rondon threw 25 pitches in simulated batting practice while Verlander threw 45 pitches in the bullpen. Both threw all of their pitches as they attempt to return from arm injuries. DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers expect to know more about the progress of pitchers Bruce Rondon and Justin Verlander within 24 hours but manager Brad Ausmus said both did well and reported no problems Monday, when they took another step toward returning from arm injuries. Rondon, who is on the 15-day disabled list with bicipital tendinitis, threw 25 pitches to live hitters before the...
Grand Rapids Press May 13, 2015

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander revisits topic of heckling on social media: 'It doesn't bother me'

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander responded on social media last Monday with an Instagram photo of him in his hotel room, poking fun at critics who heckle him on social media.
Grand Rapids Press May 11, 2015
5 things to watch: When will Justin Verlander rejoin Detroit Tigers? Can Kyle Lobstein stay hot?

5 things to watch: When will Justin Verlander rejoin Detroit Tigers? Can Kyle Lobstein stay hot?

Its possible Justin Verlander could rejoin the team in mid-July. Then again, its also possible Verlander wont be ready to return until after the All-Star break. DETROIT -- Here are five things to watch regarding the Detroit Tigers this week: Justin Verlander When will Justin Verlander return to the rotation? Justin Verlander took a big step towards rejoining the Detroit Tigers' starting rotation when he was finally cleared to begin a throwing program last week. The news was announced last Wednesday after Verlander underwent a third MRI exam, which reportedly...
Grand Rapids Press May 10, 2015
Justin Verlander addresses task of rebuilding arm strength: 'I'm definitely not starting from zero'

Justin Verlander addresses task of rebuilding arm strength: 'I'm definitely not starting from zero'

Tigers starter Justin Verlander is well aware that he needs to build up his arm strength. He hasnt thrown in a game since March 27. But in his mind, it shouldnt take too long. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander is well aware that he needs to once again build up his arm strength. He hasn't thrown in a game since March 27. But in his mind, it shouldn't take too long. Verlander met with reporters at his locker after a throwing session Sunday at Comerica Park and rejected the notion that the 32-year-old is essentially starting from "ground zero" as he...
NoNoHitters.com May 7, 2015

Anniversary of Barnes, Verlander no-nos

The New York Giants’ Jesse Barnes and the Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander threw no-hitters on this date. Barnes no-hit the Philadelphia Phillies at the Polo Grounds on Sunday, May 7, 1922 for a 6-0 win. Verlander threw his second career no-hitter on Saturday, May 7, 2011 against the Toronto Blue Jays for a 9-0 victory …
Grand Rapids Press May 6, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander takes step toward return, needs to build arm strength 'basically from ground zero'

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander takes step toward return, needs to build arm strength 'basically from ground zero'

Verlander threw in the outfield Wednesday afternoon after being cleared to throw following his third MRI of the season. CHICAGO -- Justin Verlander took a big first step Wednesday. But there is no telling when he will be back in the rotation for the Detroit Tigers. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus refused to put a timetable on the return of his veteran right-hander, who threw in the outfield Wednesday afternoon after being cleared to throw following his third MRI of the season. "We don't really have a timetable," Ausmus said. "We've got to start building up his arm...
Grand Rapids Press May 6, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander cleared to begin throwing program following third MRI

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander cleared to begin throwing program following third MRI

A timeframe for Verlanders return to the rotation is not clear at this point. He hasnt thrown with any real effort since April 15, when a simulated game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh was cut short. CHICAGO -- The results are in. Justin Verlander will start throwing again. Verlander has been cleared to begin a throwing program following his third MRI this season, the Detroit Tigers announced the news in a release Wednesday afternoon. "Justin Verlander was examined by Tony Romeo today to review his MRI results from yesterday," the release said. "He was given clearance...
Grand Rapids Press May 6, 2015
Detroit Tigers expected to discuss results of MRI for Justin Verlander after consulting with doctors

Detroit Tigers expected to discuss results of MRI for Justin Verlander after consulting with doctors

The Tigers have said Verlander will not resume throwing until all the inflammation is gone. The MRI on Tuesday was scheduled to see whether it was. CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers have the results of Justin Verlander's third MRI. But they weren't ready to discuss them publicly Tuesday night. "We got the MRI results, but we haven't spoken to all the doctors," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after his team's 5-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. "Once we hear from all the doctors that are supposed to look at it ... I'll let you know (Wednesday)." Verlander wasn't...
Grand Rapids Press May 5, 2015
Justin Verlander after poking fun at critics with Instagram post: 'What do these people expect?'

Justin Verlander after poking fun at critics with Instagram post: 'What do these people expect?'

Verlander had a third MRI on his right arm Tuesday morning, but the Tigers did not have the results of that MRI at the point that the clubhouse closed to the media late Tuesday afternoon. CHICAGO -- Justin Verlander said Tuesday that living his life isn't holding his rehabilitation process back. The rehabilitation process is. Verlander had some fun with those who heckle him on social media when he posts photos of his life away from the ballpark with an Instagram post he made Monday on the team's off-day in Chicago. In the post, he had fun with those fans who...

Still-rehabbing Justin Verlander takes playful, funny jab at 'haters' on Instagram

Anyone who thinks that Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is enjoying his somewhat interminable first-ever stint on the disabled list is sadly mistaken.As much as he’s chafing inside to get back to his job — no, his passion — Verlander’s not going to post pictures on social media of himself moping around the house.Or should he?After apparently getting some blowback from fans after posting an Instagram picture of himself enjoying the Tigers’ off day at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, Verlander followed up four hours later with a picture of himself appearing to be taking it easy.The...
Grand Rapids Press May 4, 2015
5 things to watch: What will Justin Verlander's MRI reveal? Should Victor Martinez go on the DL?

5 things to watch: What will Justin Verlander's MRI reveal? Should Victor Martinez go on the DL?

Would Victor Martinez benefit in the long run if they placed him on the 15-day disabled list? A couple days of rest may not be beneficial, but could a two-week hiatus help Martinez?   KANSAS CITY -- Plenty of storylines to follow this week regarding the first-place Detroit Tigers. What stands out to you? Here are five things to watch: Justin Verlander What will the results of Verlander's third MRI exam reveal?The Tigers remain mum on offering a timetable as to when they expect Justin Verlander to rejoin the team. However, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus recently said...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 30, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander cleared to throw light toss again, will undergo third MRI in Chicago

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander cleared to throw light toss again, will undergo third MRI in Chicago

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Thursday that Justin Verlander will undergo a third MRI exam in Chicago when the team visits the White Sox early next week. KANSAS CITY -- Justin Verlander's third MRI exam has been scheduled. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus told reporters Thursday that Verlander will undergo a third MRI exam in Chicago when the team visits the White Sox for a three-game series early next week. The exam will determine whether fluid that has caused Verlander discomfort the past five weeks has disappeared. If there's no sign of...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander has second MRI that shows 'a little less fluid' in triceps muscle

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander has second MRI that shows 'a little less fluid' in triceps muscle

Verlander had an MRI on April 16, one day after he had a simulated game in Pittsburgh cut short. He had a second MRI on Friday that showed some improvement. MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Verlander is heading in the right direction. But it's slow going. Verlander still has inflammation in his right triceps muscle. He will not throw a ball until he has an MRI that shows all the inflammation is gone. He will not have another MRI until next week. Verlander had an MRI on April 16, one day after he had a simulated game in Pittsburgh cut short. He had a second MRI on...

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